How to join or renew your Supporters’ Trust membership
Anyone with an ounce of Exeter City FC in their heart is invited to join the Trust...
You can sign up to become a member of Exeter City Supporters’ Trust or renew your membership online by visiting; ecfc.co/trustmembership.
This is The Trust’s preferred option if you wish to pay yearly.
Our youngest members to date are twins who were signed up when only 2 days old and our most senior member is 96 years young.
The minimum membership contribution is just £2.00 per month or £24 per year, however you are most welcome to contribute more if you wish and it is within your means.
If you require any further information regarding any Trust Membership issue, please email your query to: firstname.lastname@example.org. or call 07414 676367
Membership Forms are available from the Club reception/shop.
There are various way to pay your membership contribution:
MONTHLY or YEARLY
By Standing Order:
Enter your details on the Trust Membership Form ensuring that you sign and date your mandate, thereby authorising your bank to debit your account monthly or annually as you have indicated.
When you have completed your application, either:
Hand to Main Reception Desk at St James Park or the Trust Stall on match day.
When you hand your completed form to Main Reception or the Trust Stall, you will be asked for an initial payment of £4.00, the minimum contribution for two months membership. If you choose to return your form by email or post, you will be contacted shortly afterwards in order that this payment can be taken. From the date of your £4.00 contribution, you are confirmed as a Silver Member and have a further two months to set up a standing order to validate your continuing membership.
All those who join using our membership form will be sent bank account details for The Trust and a unique reference to be used as your standing order payee reference. This will enable us to readily identify your monthly contributions.
By Card (Credit/Debit Card):
Complete your transaction at the Main Reception Desk at St James Park or by
phoning: 01392 411243.
Complete your transaction only at the Main Reception Desk. (Please do not send cash through the Post)
Cheques posted to, or left for the attention of, our Membership Secretary should be made out to “Exeter City Football Club Supporters’ Trust” - no abbreviations please.
Cheques used to purchase a Trust membership over the counter at SJP (a new membership or a renewal) using the member’s own ECFC ticket account should be made out to “Exeter City AFC Ltd”.
By Bank Transfer:
Members may also join The Trust by performing a bank transfer of at least £24 per annum. Our bank details are:
Recipients Name - Exeter City Supporters’ Trust
Recipients Bank - Lloyds TSB, High Street, Exeter
Sort Code: 30-93-14
Account Number: 02103802
Should you wish to pay by this method, it is imperative that you first contact The Trust Membership Secretary at email@example.com in order to confirm your contribution amount and be advised of your unique payments reference. This will be used to accurately identify your contribution(s) and to reconcile Trust bank statements.
Renewing your membership
Trust Membership may be renewed using any of the above processes.
Reminders of when membership contributions are due will be sent out by email and/or text. Members are advised however that the onus for renewing their membership remains with them. Failure to renew your Trust Membership may result in loss of level of Priority Status.
I wish to increase my monthly membership subscription. How do I action this?
Members will be able to alter their standing order by contacting their branch either in person, or via telephone / internet banking. The Trust are unable to alter the standing orders that we receive.
Standing Order payers who decide to increase their monthly/annual contributions must ensure that they use their “Unique Payments Reference” (i.e. Trust Priority Number/Surname) as their payment reference (in order to immediately recognise incoming payments) and also most importantly to inform Clive Matthews, Membership Coordinator so that he can amend your Trust record accordingly. You may contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org, drop a note into Reception for his attention, or write to him via SJP.
Trust Membership and your Priority Status
As a member of The Trust your contribution goes directly towards supporting the playing budget. The Football Club does not have a rich benefactor and therefore relies almost entirely on income generated from Trust memberships.
In recognising the high importance of these contributions, loyal Trust Members are rewarded by the gaining of ‘highest priority’ in the event of a limited ticket allocation for any future games either at home or away.
How Priority Status is Achieved
Members holding GOLD priority status, (Trust Membership for 3 consecutive years) will receive the first option to purchase in the event of a limited ticket allocation.
Members holding SILVER priority status (Trust Membership for less than 3 consecutive years) will receive the second option to purchase in the event of a limited ticket allocation.